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Finding aid to the Jessea Greenman P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Records, 1978-1997 GLC 104
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  • Title: Jessea Greenman P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1978-1997
    Date (bulk): 1990-1997
    Collection Identifier: GLC 104
    Creator: Greenman, Jessea
    Physical Description: 15.0 boxes
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    (415) 557-4400
    Abstract: The P.E.R.S.O.N. Project, and its precursor GLAAD's Project 21, worked to ensure that the public schools in the United States would present fair, unbiased and accurate information regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and about the nature and diversity of sexual orientation. The Records contain the research collected for this purpose, including correspondence, reports, clippings, and information on textbook policies throughout the United States.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jessea Greenman P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Records (GLC 104), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Donated by Jessea N. R. Greenman, October 25, 1997.

    Related materials

    Researchers are encouraged to see also Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Records-San Francisco Bay Area (GLHC 93-20; SFPL GLC 17).

    Historical note

    In 1990, GLAAD/San Francisco Bay Area launched Project 21 in association with the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators (BANGLE) and the Gay and Lesbian Youth Advocacy Council of San Francisco. Jessea Greenman was a principal team member. The project coordinated a successful state-wide effort to pressure the California State Board of Education to include fair and accurate information about lesbians, gays and bisexuals in the State health, physical education and social history frameworks. GLAAD ended support of Project 21 in 1995.
    The P.E.R.S.O.N. Project, started in 1995, continued and broadened the work of Project 21. P.E.R.S.O.N. stands for Public Education Regarding Sexual Orientation Nationally. The organization advocates for educational equity (k-12, public schools) in the USA, especially via reform of curricular and textbook policies to include fair and accurate information on LGBT people and sexual orientation. The project collects and disseminates extensive information on the process of texbook adoption, suggested strategies to advocate for reform, and background resources and networking information. The P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Organizing Manual is copyrighted to David Marshall, Robert Kaplan, and Jessea Greenman.

    Scope and Contents

    The P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Records contain correspondence, reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, and information collected on textbook policies throughout the United States. In addition there are books, training manuals, and audio-visual materials on the subject of GLBT issues. The collection is strongest in its coverage of California, Texas, and the Mid-America Region.


    The records are arranged into six series: Series 1. P.E.R.S.O.N. Project Files; Series 2. GLAAD Files; Series 3. GLAAD Project 21 Files; Series 4. Audiovisual Materials; Series 5. Realia; and Series 6. Books, Training Manuals, and Newspapers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.).--Archives
    Discrimination in education--United States.
    Gays--Education--United States.
    Homosexuality and education--United States.
    Lesbians--Education--United States.